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Old 01-10-2013, 02:07 AM   #1
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New User - 1988 GSXR 750

Hey all,

Just introducing myself. I recently picked up a clean one owner 1988 GSX-R 750 "Slingshot" in red and white. The bike is a 9.5/10, never abused and nicely upgraded with a stainless Supertrapp exhaust, new tires and a new Li-Ion battery.

The bike had been stored in a dry heated garage for a few months before I picked it up at an estate sale and even included the solo seat + original tools + case.

I am learning so much already from this site! Here is a pic of my bike. I'd like to get it all ready for summer riding but don't really know where to start yet! I will take more pictures soon.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:39 AM   #2
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Re: New User - 1988 GSXR 750

wow...that bike's as old as me. and in awesome condition! nice pickup
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:50 AM   #3
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Re: New User - 1988 GSXR 750

Nice snag one of the few red ones i like.

only thing i could think of that you might want to do is get a 5.5" rear wheel if it still has the 4", hang on to the 4" if you want to keep it original that is one of the first things that people changed and the rears are kinda few and far between.

My 88 is a pile of parts lol
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:20 AM   #4
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Wow! She's a beauty. I'm not much for Red but in this case, I'd make an exception. Enjoy your rides with this one...they will be memorable.



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Old 01-10-2013, 08:07 AM   #5
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Very nice looking bike. Do you have any pics of the right side? I'm curious as to what your Supertrapp looks like.

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Old 01-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #6
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Nice score! I saw that one on CL back in December. Great colour scheme!
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #7
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Re: New User - 1988 GSXR 750

Thanks for all the compliments guys! I've been working like a mad man (Have to pay for this bike somehow!) and we haven't had the best weather lately but I will be posting some better pictures up soon.

awasson: I see you are local! Is there a good source for parts/service for these bikes? I may need to overhaul the carbs before I do any serious riding.

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:25 PM   #8
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Wow nice score!! I can't believe I missed seeing that bike on CL! If you ever make it over to the Island look me up. Mines an 88 too.

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:07 PM   #9
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awasson: I see you are local! Is there a good source for parts/service for these bikes? I may need to overhaul the carbs before I do any serious riding.
Yup, there are some good sources for picking up parts. I pick up my carb parts from Car Kit Capital (http://www.carbkitscapital.com/).

I pick up my filters, crush washers, light bulbs, etc.... from Suzuki.

If I need resroration parts I go to the Classifieds on this website (requires a paid membership).

I get fasteners from Bike Bolts (http://www.sportbikebolts.com/) or if I know the bolt and grade, I might go to somewhere like Fastenall (http://www.fastenal.com).

EBay has some stuff as well.

As far as who does the work, I'm doing my own work but it's hard to find decent tuners for carbureted bikes these days. There's a place run with some Japanese tuners called Windbell. I ran into them at the M/C Toy run this year with some vintage 70's Yamaha 2-stroke bikes and had a chat. I would be tempted to try them out. They seem to know their stuff and have an interest in the older stuff: http://www.windbell.ca/

We'll have to see if we can get some of the west coast oil cooled GSXR's out for a day ride... Soon if the weather keeps up
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:55 AM   #10
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Re: New User - 1988 GSXR 750

awasson: Thanks for the info, my carb problem has solved itself but great to know I can still get parts should I need them. I had a had a line on an '86 VFR750 but the unobtainium carb parts were a deal killer.

I had checked out Windbell before I bought my bike, seemed like an OK bunch. They had a beauty '90 400RR that almost got me but I resisted and held out for the big 750.

Streetfighterkz: Here are a couple shots of the right side of the bike and the Supertrapp for you.







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Old 01-14-2013, 06:58 AM   #11
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^^That is one sexy bike. I know white wheels can be a pain to keep clean but it's a labor of love.



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Old 01-14-2013, 07:05 AM   #12
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Re: New User - 1988 GSXR 750

Thanks for the pics of the exhaust. I have the same model of Supertrapp on my '89.

Later, Doug
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:58 PM   #13
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Streetfighterkz: Neat! I haven't been able to find much info on it. Maybe we have the last two?

I plan on keeping this one as close to totally stock as I can so the white wheels will be staying for sure. I'd like to apply for collector's plates.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #14
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Very nice find
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:21 PM   #15
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Streetfighterkz: Neat! I haven't been able to find much info on it. Maybe we have the last two?
I have the 3rd (or most of it) on a shelf in my shop

Yours is stainless right?

The previous owner said the muffler was trashed so he cut it from the mid-pipe and planned to do something with it. I picked it up for about $50. It's mint but needs a muffler.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:24 PM   #16
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Mines full stainless.

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Old 01-14-2013, 05:41 PM   #17
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Mines full stainless.

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Yup, mine is too. So all I need is the muffler and I'd have the 3rd in existence... Ok, maybe not but there aren't many around.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:38 PM   #18
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So here is my first n00b question....how do I remove the seat and the rear solo seat cowl?
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You remove the front seat using the ignition key in the lock mechanism attached to the left passenger peg mount.

I believe the passenger seat/ seat cowl bolts can be accessed after the front seat is removed.

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #20
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Thanks!

I knew the lock had something to do with it but I was probably going too easy on it. I'm afraid of breaking things with these ham hock hands.
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